Work as we know it has changed.
Human progress is inevitable. And progress is impossible without change.
The industrial revolution required routine skills. Most of them are no longer sufficient to thrive and do better in the current evolution of work.
William Gibson once said, “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”
Today, any field including, legal, finance, biotech, infotech, nanotech, energy, healthcare, education etc. is wide open to revolutionary transformational developments.
Automation may put a third of a million retail employees out of work in the next eight years, according to the British Retail Consortium.
There’s a major shift happening in the skill sets people need to stay relevant.
Highly skilled expertise are becoming mundane, thanks to automation.
So far, humans are vastly superior at any work that relies on creativity, entrepreneurialism, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
The future is uncertain.
It’s even a lot more frightening when you think about everything machines can take away from you.
One of the most important ingredients to success in life and business is the ability to adapt as technology changes and new trends emerge in a fast-paced digital world.
Global connectivity, inteligent machines, and new media are some of the most important drivers that are reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and the skills we will need to be productive contributors to the world in the near future.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning., said Benjamin Franklin.
The rise of smart machines and apps, our computational world, super structured organizations and the globally connected world are driving change like never before.
People are afraid of losing their jobs. There is always the risk of getting fired.
But you can change that.
You can start preparing yourself for the future of work by investing in yourself and what matters to you. Building a reputation as an expert in your field is the ultimate form of career insurance.